But he holds the record together through the continual intimation that he enjoys the search for freedom more than he might enjoy freedom itself.
In the best tradition of outlaw mythology, he makes being on the run sound so damned exciting.
It is also about two people becoming what they want to be, trying to decide what they want to do, and asking to be accepted for what they are now rather than what they were then.
If the listener were to ignore the music and the skill with which Mc Cartney has developed his theme, the entire enterprise might seem banal.
I'm surprised I like so much more than Mc Cartney's other solo albums because, superficially, it doesn't seem so different from them.
Its superiority derives from a subtle shifting and rearrangement of elements running through all of his post-Beatles music, a rounding out of ideas that had previously been allowed to stand half-baked, often embarrassingly so.
And it is of course possible that the words to is an album about the search for freedom and the flight from restrictions on his and Linda's personal happiness.
It is about the pursuit of freedom from his past as a Beatle, freedom from the consequences of the drug busts that have kept him from the United States and forced him into thinking of himself as an outlaw (witness the album cover, as well as the title).
A lesser talent would have taken the escape concept and perhaps woven a simple story around it.The accident resulted in the amputation of her left leg below the knee, but she continued to model by using a prosthetic limb and sold her story to a tabloid newspaper.Her relationship with Sir Paul Mc Cartney brought further public attention in the year 2000.Everyone eventually winds up writing about themselves — the problem is finding the best way to go about it.To write about oneself literally, in the first person, presumes a more interesting personal life and philosophy than most rock lyricists possess.